Dear Sir or Madam,
The international CMS Construction team is delighted to announce the launch of the CMS e-guide on Building Information Modelling (BIM).
The BIM discussion has become omnipresent in the design, construction and facility management fields in many countries around the globe due to its potential to reduce costs and the duration of projects and to facilitate cooperative work-flows. BIM enables designers to visualise a building in its entirety before it is built. It is seen as a cultural and structural change in the planning, construction and real estate sector which is more far-reaching than all other previous methodical and technical developments (e.g. CAD). Due to the potential benefits of BIM, many governments have started to promote its use. However, the extent to which BIM is adopted in the different countries as well as the legal traditions and frameworks to be considered when implementing BIM vary around the globe.